Film editors expertly assemble the footage shot over a period of weeks or months — along with computer-generated images — to create the final film. Working with the director to select from different takes of the same scene, an editor may be challenged to keep a cigarette in view longer or avoid showing it altogether. Who decides? Editors in these rankings have worked on at least two top-grossing films since 2002.

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editors | The more smoking, the higher the score
1Michelle Tesoro162110
2Bob Ducsay150210
3Adam Wolfe149110
4Harry Yoon147110
5Melanie Oliver112210
6Dirk Westervelt95110
Andrew Buckland95110
Michael McCusker95110
7Andrew Groves66110
8Melissa Kent62110
9Steve Mirkovich58110
10David Trachtenberg54110
Justin Krohn54110
11Matt Friedman49111
Michael Taylor49111
12Nick Houy45110
13James Herbert44110
14Kevin Tent42110
Nat Fuller42110
15Justin Krish38110
16Anthony Boys28110
17Harri Ylönen20110
18William Harrison16110
19Dan O'Brien10110
Ian Silverstein10110
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